Guys, stop what you’re doing, because Amazon is already rolling out pre-Prime Day sales, and I’m a little shook. I don’t know if they plan to drop the price of the Echo Dot even lower once Prime Day starts on July 15, or if they just want to unload their inventory, or they're trying to pull a Black Mirror on us and are planning for Alexa to take over the world, but whatever the reason, I’m not complaining.
Right now the Echo Dot is down to $24.99, which is just 99¢ shy of the lowest price it's ever been, which was on Black Friday last year. So if you’ve been wanting to try out Alexa for a while, or are already quite familiar with this lovely voice assistant and just want to add her to more rooms in your home, now’s the time to do so.
You really can’t go wrong with the Echo Dot, especially at this fantastic price point. When we tested the best Amazon Echo smart speakers of 2019, we chose the Echo Dot as our “Best Value” pick because it has all the basic features you want from a smart speaker, with the added bonus of being super affordable (especially when it's on sale!).
What can I do with an Echo Dot?
With over 50,000 skills, Alexa can assist you in ways you didn't even know you needed, whether you need help tracking your fitness goals and staying healthy, improving your sleep habits, or even advancing your child’s learning.
Alexa can also check the news, traffic, and weather, set reminders and alarms, add things to your shopping list, and give you voice control for your compatible smart home devices. Hands-free skills like these make the Echo Dot especially helpful for busy parents, working professionals, students, and just about anyone who is always running out the door.
Should you wait until Prime Day to buy?
While we can’t predict what Amazon is planning for the Dot’s pricing on Prime Day, we do know that this discount is pretty spectacular as is and historically, Amazon tends to pick set sale prices for their devices but it may drop an extra $5. Also, keep in mind that it might sell out on Prime Day (it did last year), so if you'd like to avoid the backorder list, take the possible $5 hit and get one before everyone else.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.